This week Fincantieri’s Muggiano shipyard located in La Spezia, Italy, hosted a delegation from the Australian Defence Capability and Technology Management College.
Commander Sean Leydon, staff director at the College, led the delegation, which received an overview of the shipbuilder and contender for the Commonwealth’s Sea 5000 Future Frigates project. The briefing included a presentation on Fincantieri’s Naval Vessels Business Unit and of CETENA, a company within the Fincantieri Group dedicated to research and consultancy in the naval and maritime field.
The group also had a detailed tour of the Muggiano Shipyards, one of 20 shipyards owned by Fincantieri in Italy and around the world.
Fincantieri Australia’s Chairman Dario Deste said that the visit reflected the company’s desire to engage key stakeholders from Australia and to show them the company’s naval shipbuilding capabilities, including its deep technical and engineering experience.
“We were delighted to host Sean and the team from Australia to build a better understanding of Fincantierí’s longstanding naval shipbuilding experience that stretches back 237 years to 1780 and construction of more than 7000 ships,” Deste said.
“Fincantieri pays particular attention to our close links to the Defence Forces and visits like this only help to better understand their capabilities needs. We look forward to many more future engagements of this kind,” he concluded.